WOODLAWN - A group of young musicians from the tri-state area are taking their talents to Ireland for a worldwide festival.

News 12 listened in at a rehearsal at the Erin Loughran School of Music.

Erin Loughran holds the rehearsals at the Woodlawn House of Art and Music.  The owner, Marty O'Grady, lets teachers use the space for classes and practicing.

There are more than 500 students total from all different music schools that rehearse there.

This is Erin Loughran's band's second year in a row competing in the festival in Ireland.

The Woodlawn House of Art and Music has a few other groups also heading over to Ireland for the competition, which is about two to three weeks long.